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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: September 17, 2010, 11:18 PM »
Interesting, two more out of sequence episodes. (Which means that the almost-phase 2 helmet appears even earlier than thought!)

Sgt. Brick's voice was not what I was expecting. And was that other alien from the cantina?

Grievous and Ventress finally meet.

A whole new type of battle droid.

There were really good shots, too. Or animations sequences, whatever.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: 2010 Saga Legends Figures
« on: September 17, 2010, 05:35 PM »
They did that (a poll) for Legends in the past and I thought everyone could pick basically anything that had been made?  I forget how that worked though exactly.

Fans voted and Hasbro made whatever they intended to make since they rigged the whole thing.  ;)

All to prevent Ephant Mon from being reissued and losing Hasbro 5 cents on their annual earnings.

Not Star Wars speficically, but if you live anywhere there's a Meijer store, this friday and saturday there's a 20% coupon for any Toy Department item, excludes clearance.

Meijer 2 Day Super Sale

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: The Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack
« on: September 16, 2010, 10:01 PM »

The astromech is a perfect pack-in since you either want Mace's JSF or you don't and if you don't, it's not like you're gonna run out and pick up the astromech repaint.

Not sure about that, there's hardcore astromech fans out there. I'm not one of them, besides BAD's, the last astromech I got was in that Luke-R2 comic pack a few years back.

Yeah, it makes sense as an exclusive pack-in.

Collect All 92! / Re: Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)
« on: September 16, 2010, 09:57 PM »
I want one with a spring action right hand that launches out of his arm. That Saga one didn't cut it.

That was the last version I got.

Kenner 1980 version was decent toy...though the head sculpt was uninspired even for the era. At least his lightsaber wasn't stuck up his arm. Instead it was a yellow stick that you lost in 15 seconds.  :P

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: 2010 Saga Legends Figures
« on: September 16, 2010, 09:49 PM »
The change up to this year, adding bounty hunters, shows they might mix things up more. Considering how dull the assortments were on the previous red Legacy Cards (which didn't even have the old battle droid 2 pack), things are looking slightly more interesting.

I recall reading that they were put the Legacy EU Spacetrooper in Legends next year. Pretty obscure choice for something aimed at kiddies. Not that they wouldn't want it, but it's hardly a proven hit with them since it barely appeared in stores (i never saw one) and collectors and scalpers scooped them up.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: The Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack
« on: September 15, 2010, 01:05 PM »
A recent Q&A response says the Bossk won't be single carded for at least a year. 

Does anyone know, which sculpt the R2 that comes with this set uses?

IIRCC, someone said that Hasbro said it will be a Build A Droid version.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: September 10, 2010, 11:47 AM »
Y-Wings and V-19's and Gunships?

No, I meant that I  don't own anything for him to fly...that's he's supposed to be flying.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: September 9, 2010, 10:15 PM »
I got Yoda and Oddball via ebay auctions for less than $2 each. No packages, all accessories, including cards. That's Yoda is pretty darn good. Oddball still has the sitting issue, and for a pilot figure...that's irritating. Nothing for him to fly anyway.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW "Battle of Orto Plutonia" Battle Pack
« on: September 9, 2010, 08:08 AM »
Of course it's Rex. It's at least three times easier to get Rex than it is his troops.

Anakin Skywalker still has a useless right hand.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Realistic/Movie Style Clone Wars figures
« on: September 8, 2010, 08:28 AM »
I thought the new "collector focused" line mostly ended the backgrounders anyway.  :P (Or it just seems that way because there's no "new" backgrounders, just redos at the moment.)

Yeah, when they started making ROTS concept Anakin and Ki Adi-Mundi (a good figure, but an odd choice), you know they were running short of Prequel Hero types. Those figures (and the more praised McQuarries/Johnston) arguably took away new tooling that could've been applied to actual movie characters. In that regard, the realistic Clone Wars figures are going to as well. Which is all reasonable, because a lot of the backgrounders we want have been slow movers compared to those concept figures and Hasbro has to balance things out.

But I hope they wouldn't "replace" concept figures, because I wouldn't mind a concept Gammorean Guard, maybe a few others.

Power of the Force 2 / Re: POTF2 Playsets: Thoughts?
« on: September 4, 2010, 11:42 AM »
The doors on the Bunker do open.  It makes a great display piece.

I wasn't clear...I meant the doors would've been lever activated or spring activated or something, there was a knob on the top of the bunker in the proto shot I saw in some old toy collecting magazine.

Power of the Force 2 / Re: POTF2 Playsets: Thoughts?
« on: September 4, 2010, 12:02 AM »
I picked up a Chasm escape playset recently, incomplete. Forgot how bad these were.

I recall from prototype phots that the bunker set was originally to have opening door feature, makes more sense than a spring loaded tree branch.

The Endor sets was best simply because Kenner never made the bunker front.

 The Dagobah set never got made.

There was an Echo base backdrop dio planned to include a Hoth Leia, also got canned. Not sure pictures even exist.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: September 3, 2010, 09:25 PM »
Got the Snowspeeder for $20 and a another battle droid 2-pack at a Target where they were still $6.99, as opposed to $7.99 at other outlets.

Those battle droids continue to amaze me in their ability to fall over. Even with both feet on the new battle game stand footpegs, they still collpase.  :P

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